Undergraduate Scholarships

  • What scholarships are available?

    • The Adelante scholarship is available for undergraduates seeking teacher certification in Bilingual Education OR ESL Education
      • Up to $7,400 for 2 semesters
  • What are the qualifications?

    • Accepted into HBU Educator Prep Program
    • Declared intention to earn English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education (BE) certification
    • Demonstrates a high degree of motivation to become a BE or ESL teacher
    • Demonstrates personal potential for successful BE or ESL teaching
    • For BE certification only: Proficient in Spanish
  • What opportunities will students have that they could not without the program?

    • Tuition assistance for at least 2 semesters
    • Workshops to help you prepare for teacher certification exams
    • Eligible for reimbursement of certification exam fees*
    • Eligible for reimbursement of certification application fees**
  • What can I do after the program?

    • Upon completing the Educator Prep Program and passing certification examinations, you will be employable as a teacher in the state of Texas
    • Starting salary for teachers in the Houston area is $50,000 on average
    • Bilingual education teachers are highly recruited by districts. Houston-area school districts pay certified bilingual education teachers annual stipends of $3,000-$5,000
    • ESL certification makes beginning teacher more marketable in job search
  • How do I get started with the program?

  • What do I need to do to become BE/ESL Certified?

    • 1. Earn Bachelor’s Degree
    • 2. Pass Texas Educator Initial Certification Examinations
    • 3. Pass Supplemental Certification Examinations in BE/ESL

*Bilingual Education: up to $260; ESL: $130. Fees set by TEA/ETS and are subject to change
**Currently $75.00; Fees set by TEA and are subject to change

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